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  • It Ain’t all Sunshine and Rainbows

    By Angela Vassalo on November 22, 2014
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    People regularly ask me what is the best advice you can give someone who is about to become a second wife or stepparent.  And what do you say to someone who has been in their blended family and wanting to turn the ship around. I often reply – that there are no quick fixes or magic spells in life.  Anything […]
  • Let It Go, Let It Go!!!!

    By Angela Vassalo on November 12, 2014
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    We’ve all heard the phrase, “extend the olive branch,” for an offer of peace or reconciliation. I n the Old Testament, the sign that the flood was over was an olive branch brought back to the ark by a dove. Olive branches were also a symbol of peace in ancient Greece.  Some people have suggested the olive was a very […]
  • Who will be the Hero in the Blended Family

    By Angela Vassalo on November 5, 2014
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    When I first entered my husband’s village, I felt as if I was entering the gates of hell.  Walking through the village, I felt all eyes on me, as if I was being sized up to be burned at the stake or boiled in a big pot.  Even Mark seemed nervous, sweating in anticipation of what would happen next.  He […]
  • Rose Coloured Glasses

    By Angela Vassalo on October 30, 2014
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      Caveat emptor is Latin for “Buyer beware.” Generally speaking, it’s the Property Law Principle that controls the sale of real property after the date of closing, but it can also apply to other goods — including husbands.   When we first buy something, be it property or a new dress, we fall in love with that purchase and are […]
  • My Aha Moment!

    By Angela Vassalo on October 22, 2014
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    One of the biggest inspirations in my life has been Oprah. I consider her a mentor, because whenever things were challenging in my life, I’d watch Oprah and she’d always say something I needed to hear at that moment.  Nothing was more profound for me than her final speech in her last show.  In that show, she said something that […]
  • The Road Less Travelled

    By Angela Vassalo on October 7, 2014
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      Becoming the “second wife” or a “stepmum”  can feel like the road less travelled, but the reality is, that is no longer the case.  This road is becoming much busier, with more and more women jumping on this road less travelled everyday.  There are women who are further down the road than others, and there are women who have […]
  • What is it like being a second wife?

    By Angela Vassalo on June 24, 2014
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    People often ask me this question. I sometimes reply by saying, it is like entering into a Haunted House. Remember when you were a child, and you were taken to an Amusement Park. Inevitably you would always come across the dreaded Haunted House. You wanted to go in there, but you were nervous and cautious. You had feelings of excitement, […]
  • Why?

    By Angela Vassalo on June 15, 2014
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    I thought it would be a great idea to write my first blog about the question Why? Why did I decide to write the book “The Second Wives Guide” and why did I start “The Second Wives Head Quarters” Everything we do in life starts with a why? Why do we get out of bed in the morning? Why do […]